Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

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Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:45 am

Fast flowing solar wind from a large solar coronal hole is fuelling geomagnetic storms here on Earth. Here are my magnetometer data from October 25th when the storm reached level G3, creating beautiful aurora even at lower latitudes (Kp7 at max). The storm is still in progress at the time of posting, as the solar wind remains strong and fast (668km/s).
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Thanks for looking.

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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by Montana » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:37 am

Yes it looked fabulous on all my alert charts and it was cloudy :( last night I was all excited too, cloudy :(

But at least you recorded it, you don't care if it is cloudy :hamster: :bow :hamster:
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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by highfnum » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:14 pm

nice!

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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:46 am

You're absolutely correct, Alexandra, my magnetometer works in all weathers, but still it would be nice, for once, to see the aurora from home. :)

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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by Carbon60 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:46 am

highfnum wrote:nice!

Many thanks.

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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by marktownley » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:51 pm

A good record Stu! My pal had gone up to Scotland, alas was cloudy for him...
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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by carlosjackal » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:15 pm

Hi all I have also built a magnetometer following the same design as Stuart's a genius way of doing it by the way! Here's my raw data f the event. I'm new to this and it only been up and running for a few weeks.
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Mine appears to have different levels. It's located 1 meter underground in Antrim N Ireland. It mirrors storms exactly the same as Lancaster sensors. Appreciate any input.

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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by carlosjackal » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:31 pm

Hi all I have built the same magnetometer to Stuart's design which is a genius way of doing it. Here is my recording of the event from Antrim. It's been running for a few weeks now and giving excellent results. I will have questions and be interested in comparisons if you folks don't mind ;)

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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:33 am

Excellent, Carl. Welcome to the club. This makes 4.

I can send you the excel spreadsheet to plot out the data if you like. Please send me a PM and I'll return by email. Basically Spectrum lab can save each data point in a CSV file from which a range of points can be extracted, scaled and plotted in excel.

Glad it's working out and your data look excellent.

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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by marktownley » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:43 am

Excellent! Some more data to the pool! Welcome aboard Carl!
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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by Montana » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:36 am

Well done Carl :hamster: :hamster: :hamster: :hamster:
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Re: Geomagnetic storm 25th Oct.

Post by carlosjackal » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:55 am

Thankyou all for the welcome! I hope I can help provide some useful data and ideas. Stu I will PM thanks for your help.

Carl

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